No Internet at My House
Hey everybody! Our internet service was cut off two weeks ago, and I’ve missed you all, and your blogs so much! I’m at a friend’s house now, so I won’t have time to answer all the kind comments and emails I’ve received, but my husband is confident that our service will be back up this week. the technician told me that the worst case scenario was 3 more weeks down – but let’s be optimistic. It’s been a strange couple of weeks for me, so if you don’t mind I’ll take this opportunity to rant a bit, and weight the bad against the good. First, my illustration :
My sister-in-law died suddenly, but I’ve already written about that. We lost internet…My life drawing class was cancelled suddenly ( I realise that this is far from tragic, but it was important to me, and the circumstances were very strange). My cat was poisoned, and it looked like we were going to lose him. He’s 12 and we’re pretty attached to him. I found out the same week that someone very close to me had done something so extremely stupid that it will most certainly ruin the rest of his/her life. Another someone whom I thought was my close friend seems to have decided to cut me out, just when I need a friend, and I have no idea why. Maybe I’m a terrible person and I don’t even know it. And a couple of other things I can’t talk about, plus the weather was gray for a long time.
My cat survived and seems pretty chipper, even though he’s been running around with a catheter still in his leg. He even won a contest of wills with the neighbor’s (much younger) cat as we all watched and cheered. We had a great trip to London, where we saw our daughter and I even did a lot of sketches at the First Emperor’s terra cotta army exhibit at the British Museum. My life drawing teacher took pity on me and had me invited to her drawing coop – so now I get to do life drawing once a week (instead of twice a month) in a much better ambiance, and for a lot less money. I’ve decided that there’s not a thing I can do if my friend wants to think ill of me and not let me defend my self, so I’ll let it go. The sun came out.
There’s still nothing I can do to help the person who’s hurt him/herself irrevocably, but I can hope things will get a bit better, and be thankful that my nuclear family is doing so well – even if I feel a little guilty about that.
I guess the scales tip toward the better.
I apologize to anyone dealing with more serious problems for this little rant. If you or someone you love is in a war zone, or ill, or dealing with money problems, my heart goes out to you. My problems seem trivial compared to those of most of the world.
Thanks for listening and I hope to be back online soon!